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Devhelp 3.32
Original author(s)Johan Dahlin[1]
Developer(s)Frederic Peters[2]
Initial release31 July 2001; 21 years ago (2001-07-31)[1][3]
Stable release
41.1[4] Edit this on Wikidata / 17 September 2021; 11 months ago (17 September 2021)
Preview release
41.rc[5] Edit this on Wikidata / 4 September 2021; 11 months ago (4 September 2021)
Operating systemLinux, Unix-like, OS X
TypeHelp browser
LicenseGNU General Public License

Devhelp is a GTK/GNOME browser for API documentation; it works natively with gtk-doc (which is the API reference format for GTK/GNOME documentation).

It is integrated in GNOME development tools such as GNOME Builder, Glade and Anjuta, and is an official application of the GNOME project. Devhelp uses Bonobo for integration to Emacs via command line searches and is embedded in other development applications such as Anjuta.

Devhelp uses the GTK port of WebKit for HTML rendering of documentation; versions prior to 0.22 used Gecko, a layout engine developed by Mozilla Corporation and used in the Firefox web browser.


  1. ^ a b ChangeLog - 2001-07-31 Johan Dahlin - 0.1.0 Released.
  2. ^ NEWS, NEW in 2.27.92: New maintainer (Frederic Peters) (to Richard, thanks for everything).
  3. ^ jdahlin/devhelp, The initial version of DevHelp, written in July 2001. Requires PyGTK 1.x and the GNOME 1.x stack., 2012-09-03, Johan Dahlin · GitHub
  4. ^ "devhelp 41.1".
  5. ^ "Release Devhelp 41.rc".